Hot Flash Havoc is an insightful documentary that reveals fact vs. fiction stemming from a decade of misguided information about menopause. the movie conveys poignant personal stories shared by real women and in-depth interviews with the worlds most noted experts. Watch Dr. Simon give his view in this enlightening and entertaining documentary. Learn More
Over-the-Counter Menopause Symptom Remedies … Do They Really Work?
There’s a vast array of drugstore products available that claim to treat menopause symptoms. Many patients want to know if these products truly provide relief. While there are certainly over-the-counter products that work for mild hot flashes, night sweats or other menopause symptoms, few will work on severe or persistent symptoms.
As a general rule, I suggest being wary of “miracle cures” when you go to select a product. Since these herbal and nutritional products are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they are seldom tested for efficacy or safety the way pharmaceuticals are. So there’s no way to know for certain that they contain the amount of active ingredients that they claim to have, or if the benefit claims on the packaging are valid.
When exploring over-the-counter products, be an extremely savvy shopper. There’s no way to know whether the amount of active ingredients listed is incomplete or incorrect. The packaging could also tout benefits that are exaggerated since there’s no testing required by the FDA on these products. It’s very hard to know exactly what you’re buying, so if you want to exploreover-the-counter products, be an extremely savvy shopper ...
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